Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
My research is focused on improving language outcomes for children in natural environments (i.e., home, school, community) through collaborative practices. To do this, I study (a) parent-implemented communication interventions for young children with developmental delays and disorders, including ASD; (b) interventions that support the connection between oral language and literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms; and (c) the processes, professional development, and implementation of evidence-based practices within early intervention, preschool, and school settings. I am affiliate faculty with the Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research (CABER) and the Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation within the College of Education at the University of Georgia. I also collaborate as a research associate with the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center at Florida State University.
|PhD||Communication Science and Disorders||Florida State University||2012|
|MS||Communication Disorders||University of Texas at Dallas||2004|
|BS||Communication Science and Disorders||Florida State University||2003|
|2017||Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching||College of Education|
|2017||Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year||UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association|
|2015||Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year||UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association|